TUHSD Gifted Program
Like our students, each of our high schools has its own personality and style in its approach to understanding the needs of our gifted students. Our district appreciates that students who have been identified as gifted (97th percentile and above) require specialized instruction, curriculum, and services. In a remarkable partnership with Arizona State University, we are confident that through the outstanding programs at our schools and our community opportunities, we can offer the highest quality education.
While most districts appoint one individual to oversee the needs of 'exceptional' students, we provide resources for each comprehensive site to offer a gifted coordinator with a plethora of services. Each of these coordinators is an established and successful teacher who understands the needs of the gifted student. We encourage you to contact them with any questions you may have regarding the gifted program at their respective sites. In addition, our district has identified the need for The Payne Academy, which is a specialized school for gifted students and is located on the McClintock High School campus.